The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention, case management for members with mild to moderate behavioral health needs; and assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief treatment and referral of members with acute or chronic psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs. Collaborates with treating physician to plan and direct each patient’s treatment program through integrated treatment plans.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Plans, develops, implements and coordinates a clinical treatment program for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, crisis intervention, case
management for members with mild to moderate behavioral health needs; and assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief treatment and referral
of patients with acute or chronic psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs.
• Consults with medical staff regarding patients’ diagnosis, strengths and deficits, current functioning at home, at work and in the community
• Provides outpatient psychotherapy to patients. Charts treatments and progress in accordance with state regulations and department procedures.
Supports and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, including adherence to prescribed medication regimens
within the scope of practice.
• Prepares reports, intakes, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records.
• Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications.
• Provides case management, including the development of relationships with community resources and services in order to make appropriate
• Provides psycho-educational classes and groups.
• Submits timely billing record to the billing department to enable billing for behavioral health services.
• Under supervision and in conjunction with the medical director, develops and implements both the quality improvement and outcome evaluation
programs for behavioral health services.
• Performs other job duties as required by manager/supervisor.
• Master's degree in Social Work required from an accredited college or university.
• Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in the State of California which requires successful completion of the following steps:
• MSW from an accredited college or university
• Register with the BBS as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
• Gain your supervised post-masters work experience
• Complete any required additional coursework
• Apply for LCSW Examination Eligibility
• Pass the LCSW Standard Written Examination
• Pass the LCSW Written Clinical Vignette Examination
• Get your official clinical social worker license
• Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
• Previous clinical responsibility to include crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively provide care to people from different cultural groups.
• Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and professional board standards as is related to client treatment, patient rights, and
• Knowledge of psychiatric diagnostic classifications and corresponding effective treatment interventions supported by current research and practices.
• Minimum of two years post licensure experience in the use of psychosocial assessment and psychotherapeutic methods and measures in a hospital,
clinic or agency.
• Current documentation of Basic Life Support is required.
• Must be fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
• Other Chinese dialects or proficiency in other languages an asset.
This is an FLSA Exempt position.
This is an OSHA high-risk position.
NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our workforce. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
NEMS BENEFITS: Competitive benefits, including free medical, dental and vision insurance for employee, spouse and/or children; and company contribution to 401(k).